Clive Hunt

Clive Hunt
Origin Saint Catherine Parish, Jamaica
Genres Reggae
Labels Trojan, Wackies
Associated acts Byron Lee & the Dragonaires

Clive Hunt (born c.1955, Linstead, St. Catherine, Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae multi-instrumentist, arranger, composer and producer.



Hunt learned the trumpet while at school and joined the Jamaica Military Band at the age of seventeen.[1][2] On leaving the service he was recruited by Byron Lee for his band the Dragonaires, touring with the group in North America.[1][2] He became a sought-after session musician, playing trumpet and also bass guitar, flute, horn, keyboards, and saxophone.[1] He was also employed as an arranger and producer, working with Max Romeo, Lorna Bennett, The Skatalites, Pablo Moses, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, and Peter Tosh.

He released his first album "Satta I" (Trojan) under the name of "Lizzard" in 1976. A second dub album, Orthodox Dub was released on the Wackies label.

Hunt emigrated to New York in the late 1970s, where he worked with Joe Gibbs and Lloyd Barnes' Wackies set-up.[2] In 1987 he returned to Jamaica, where he enjoyed success as a producer and musician woking with the likes of Beres Hammond, Judy Mowatt, The Abyssinians, and Garnett Silk, and recorded with Jimmy Cliff, Steely & Clevie, and The Rolling Stones.[2]



  1. ^ a b c Moskowitz, David (2006) Caribbean Popular Music: an Encyclopedia of Reggae, Mento, Ska, Rock Steady, and Dance Hall, Greenwood Press, ISBN 0-313-33158-8, p.144
  2. ^ a b c d Larkin, Colin (1998) The Virgin Encyclopedia of Reggae, Virgin Books, ISBN 0-7535-0242-9, p.131

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